What's New

May 29

This school year marks the first time in American history that students of color make up the majority of students in our nation’s public schools. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

May 18

Washington, DC - The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) has joined over 135 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations to sign a letter affirming the AAPI community's support for race-sensitive admissions policies in higher education. The letter opposes recent efforts by a small group to dismantle race-sensitive admissions policies at educational institutions such as Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Apr 29

Washington, DC - Today Congressman Mike Honda (CA-17) and Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) co-introduced a national resolution (H.Res. 240 and S.Res. 157) in the House and Senate to honor the "economic, cultural, and political contributions of the Southeast Asian American community at this time of the 40th anniversary of the Khmer Rouge control over Cambodia and the beginning of the Cambodian Genocide, and the end of the Vietnam War and Secret War in Laos."  

Apr 16

Today, SEARAC joins with the Cambodian American community across the country to commemorate the beginning of the Cambodian genocide on April 17, 1975, when the Khmer Rouge marched into Phnom Penh and evacuated the city in an attempt to create a rural classless society. Over the next four years, nearly two million people died of starvation, torture, and execution, eliminating about 20% of the country's population. Thousands fled to refugee camps, and over 100,000 were eventually resettled in the United States.

Apr 8

I'm excited to announce the release of our 2014 Annual Report, highlighting our impact last year in the areas of education equity, immigrant justice, health access, boys and men of color, and building a leadership pipeline. Quyen Dinh, Executive Director

Mar 30

Farewell to Jonathan Tran, not too late to enroll in health coverage, and more...

Mar 26

Join us on April 27th in Washington, DC to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Southeast Asian American experience! 

Our first 40 & Forward blog submission is a photo and haiku from Bryan Thao Worra.

Mar 17

H.R 1148
Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee will mark up what immigration advocates are calling the Comprehensive Mass Deportation bill, formerly known as the SAFE Act (and now called H.R. 1148: The Michael Davis Jr., in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act). H.R. 1148 would create a police state for immigrants and turn state and local law enforcement officers into deportation agents against their own communities. 

Mar 16

As part of our year-long commemoration of 40 years of the Southeast Asian American experience, we are launching a 40 & Forward blog to reflect on our past and explore our future through stories, photography, poetry, and historical analysis. Join us in commemorating this 40 year history and submit your stories.

Mar 13

Please join us on April 27, 2015 in Washington, DC for a cocktail reception to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Southeast Asian diaspora in the United States.